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  • Thailand monitoring short-term capital inflows - c.bank gov
  • Battered French bonds fight back after Bayrou-Macron alliance
  • Merkel's Bavarian allies signal open to limiting pay for top managers
  • Sri Lankan National arrested for illegally entry into India
  • Sanjay Nirupam resigns as Mumbai Congress President
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  • POA demands apology from MLA
  • JD (U) MLA Mewalal Choudhary suspended
  • Ajay Singh made MP Leader of Oppn
  • T-JAC leaders to petition Pranab on state problems
  • BJP not pressurised Hydrocarbon project against people: Pon Radhakrishnan
  • T-TDP presents memo to Guv
  • Seven footboard travellers fall from moving EMU train, three killed
  • Former Mayor of NMC lost
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Ecuador leftist has 37.85 pct of votes -preliminary results

20 Feb 2017 | 6:27 AM

QUITO, Feb 20 (Reuters) Ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 37.

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Trump mulls national security adviser pick, White House promises autonomy

20 Feb 2017 | 6:25 AM

West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Asia subdued amid US holiday, eyes on Unilever

20 Feb 2017 | 6:04 AM

SYDNEY, Feb 20 (Reuters) Asian share markets got off to a subdued start on Monday as political uncertainty kept the mood cautious, while the U.

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Euro struggles as French political concerns take toll

20 Feb 2017 | 6:03 AM

Tokyo, Feb 20 (Reuters) The euro struggled for traction against the dollar and yen early on Monday after suffering significant losses at the end of last week on renewed concerns about the upcoming French elections.

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Japan Jan exports rise 1.3 pct year/year - MOF

20 Feb 2017 | 5:38 AM

TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) Japan's exports rose 1.

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Trump baffles Sweden with crime comment, says it was based on TV report

20 Feb 2017 | 5:10 AM

Stockholm/West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Afghan training goes back to basics as Trump faces US troop decision

20 Feb 2017 | 4:45 AM

Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb 20 (Reuters) At a recent, at times chaotic live-fire exercise near NATO's military base in Kandahar, Romanian army Master Sergeant Liviv Sandulache's advice to the assembled Afghan officers was simple: "I don't want anybody to do any job without your command.

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Exit poll sees Ecuador leftist winning 39.4 pct of valid votes

20 Feb 2017 | 4:03 AM

Quito, Feb 20 (Reuters) An exit poll by Ecuador's Cedatos pollster estimated ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 39.

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Exit poll sees Ecuador leftist winning 39.4 pct of valid votes

20 Feb 2017 | 3:36 AM

Quito, Feb 19 (Reuters) An exit poll by Ecuador's Cedatos pollster estimated ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 39.

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Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

20 Feb 2017 | 3:01 AM

Stockholm/Washington, Feb 19 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's suggestion that Sweden experienced an immigration-related security incident prompted a baffled response from the Scandinavian country today as diplomats asked for an explanation and citizens responded with amusement.

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Italy's Renzi defies foes, opens way for party leadership battle

20 Feb 2017 | 1:47 AM

Rome, Feb 19 (Reuters) Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) today, opening the way for a leadership fight in which he will take on rivals threatening to split the centre-left.

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Nigeria's president meets head of senate as sick leave continues

20 Feb 2017 | 1:26 AM

London, Feb 19 (Reuters) Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari met the country's senate head in London today evening, the presidency's official Twitter account said, amid concern over the leader's month-long absence for undisclosed medical reasons.

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France's Melenchon says he would hike spending by 273 bln euros

20 Feb 2017 | 12:52 AM

Paris, Feb 19 (Reuters) French hard-left presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon would raise spending by 290 billion dollars, his team said in a presentation online today.

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A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace - report

20 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

Jerusalem, Feb 19 (Reuters) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel's Haaretz daily said today.

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US senators look to new sanctions against Iran for missile development

20 Feb 2017 | 12:33 AM

Munich, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanctions on Iran, accusing it of violating UN Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a US senator said today.

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Leftist vies with ex-banker in nail-biter Ecuador presidency vote

20 Feb 2017 | 12:31 AM

Quito, Feb 19 (Reuters) Ecuadoreans were voting today in a nail-biter presidential election where an ally of leftist President Rafael Correa hopes to clinch enough support to avoid a runoff against a conservative ex-banker.

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Military investigates after South Sudan villagers claim gang rape by soldiers - bishop

20 Feb 2017 | 12:17 AM

Juba, Feb 19 (Reuters) The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations that soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters today, after a week of high-level army resignations by officers citing rampant abuse.

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Syrian rebels say army attacks wrecking ceasefire efforts

20 Feb 2017 | 12:16 AM

Amman, Feb 19 (Reuters) Syrian rebel groups who have participated in peace talks said today that an upsurge in Syrian army shelling and bombing was wrecking the prospects of maintaining a ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey.

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Ecuador transgender people vote for first time according to chosen gender

19 Feb 2017 | 11:58 PM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Yury Garcia QUITO/GUAYAQUIL, Feb 19 (Reuters) Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.

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Explosion near Bogota bullring kills one, injures at least 30

19 Feb 2017 | 11:51 PM

By Helen Murphy and Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) An explosion near Bogota's bullring killed one and injured at least 30 people, most of them police officers as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in Colombia's capital today the mayor's office said.

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Sweden asks the US to explain Trump comment on Sweden

19 Feb 2017 | 11:09 PM

STOCKHOLM, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Swedish embassy in Washington has asked the US State Department for an explanation of a comment made by President Donald Trump that suggested there had been some sort of security incident in Sweden today.

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Explosion near Bogota bullring injures at least 10 police

19 Feb 2017 | 10:43 PM

BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) An explosion near Bogota's bullring injured at least 10 police officers and a civilian woman as they prepared for protests in Colombia's capital on Sunday, local media images showed.

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Georgians rally for 'fair justice' in broadcaster's court battle

19 Feb 2017 | 10:42 PM

TBILISI, Feb 19 (Reuters) Thousands of Georgians rallied on Sunday in the capital Tbilisi in support of the country's biggest independent television station Rustavi 2, which is fighting court battles over its ownership.

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Belarus tax protests spread beyond capital

19 Feb 2017 | 10:38 PM

By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK, Feb 19 (Reuters) Street protests against a tax on adults who are not in full-time work spread from Belarus's capital Minsk to other towns today, local media reported.

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US embassy in Kiev critical of Moscow order on Ukrainian documentation

19 Feb 2017 | 10:10 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) The United States embassy in Kiev voiced concern today over Russia's decision to recognise civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, saying that it threatens the Minsk peace process.

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No competition with China in African countries: Vice-President

19 Feb 2017 | 9:58 PM

By Suresh Kumar Tiwari On Board Special Aircraft, Feb 19 (UNI) Categorically denying any competition with China in African countries, Vice President M Hamid Ansari today said both the countries have their own style of working as well as capacity.

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US embassy in Kiev critical of Moscow order on Ukrainian documentation

19 Feb 2017 | 9:53 PM

MOSCOW, Feb 19 (Reuters) The United States embassy in Kiev voiced concern today over Russia's decision to recognise civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, saying that it threatens the Minsk peace process.

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Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39

19 Feb 2017 | 9:32 PM

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Feb 19 (Reuters) A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu today, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.

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Italy's Renzi defies foes, opens way for party leadership battle

19 Feb 2017 | 9:30 PM

* Renzi accuses his party critics of blackmail * Ruling PD riven by infighting, foes threaten schism By Crispian Balmer ROME, Feb 19 (Reuters) Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Party (PD) today, opening the way for a leadership fight when he will take on foes who are threatening to rip apart the centre-left group.

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Trump's defense chief, unlike boss, says has no issues with media

19 Feb 2017 | 9:25 PM

ABU DHABI, Feb 19 (Reuters) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday distanced himself from President Donald Trump's assessment of the media as "the enemy of the American people," saying during his first trip to the Middle East that he had no problems with the press.

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